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UN to screen film on Agent Orange victim

Update: June, 07/2016 - 12:00
Châu shows off some of his artwork at his home, where he also conducts lessons for children and adults. Photo tuoitre.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A documentary featuring a young victim of Agent Orange, by director Courtney Marsh, will be screened shortly at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Titled “Chau, Beyond the Lines”, the documentary explores how Lê Minh Châu realised his dream despite being born with birth defects due to Agent Orange.

Growing up in Hòa Bình Children’s Village in HCM City, Châu’s movement was restricted due to the effects of the chemical, and he was only able to move on his knees. Despite the physical difficulties he became a successful painter, and now conducts drawing classes for both children and adults at his home.

The documentary was among the five nominees in the short documentary category at the 2016 Oscar.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the UN Nguyễn Phương Nga, director Courtney Marsh and protagonist Lê Minh Châu will attend the screening on June 15 and attend a Q&A session with the audience.

Entry to the screening will be free at the headquarters and traditional Vietnamese food will be served at the end of the event. — VNS

 

 

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